A Sordid Tale Of British Gunmen, Bombers And Policemen


Tommy Lyttle, a senior leader of the British terror faction known as the UDA-UFF Tommy Lyttle, a senior leader of the British terror faction known as the UDA-UFF, pictured in 1981 (Íomhá: BBC)

In his final exploration of the evidence sourced for the RTÉ television documentary “Collusion”, a feature-length programme examining the links between the UK military and intelligence services garrisoned in the north-east of Ireland during the period of the “Long War” and their allies in the so-called “Loyalist” terrorist gangs, veteran Irish journalist Ed Moloney begins with a story that coincidentally illustrates the easy relationship that existed between the RUC – the British paramilitary police force – and the UDA-UFF – the largest (and semi-legal) pro-UK terror faction. In the 1980s Tommy “Tucker” Lyttle, a senior UDA-UFF boss, helped the RUC’s Special Branch – a detective unit dedicated to counter-insurgency operations – to recover weapons and files lost during an embarrassing security lapse:

“The documents had been stolen by an ordinary criminal from an unmarked police car along with a Special Branch handgun and two radio sets…

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